Cardiocondyla mauritanica
Northern California, USA

photograph © Alex Wild 2004

A Cardiocondyla worker ant drinks from a droplet of sugar water.  These tiny ants have spread around the world with human commerce

USA, CA: Solano Co., Lake Solano County Park
17.x.2004  38º30'N 122º02'W, 10m
Riparian Woodland, foraging ants.
#PSW15402, voucher specimens deposited at UCDC

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This image was captured with a Canon EOS D60 with a Canon 65/2.8 MPE 1-5x Macro lens.